Question of the day

If you were given $1,000 to use to help other people, how would you spend the money?

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10 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Jason says:

    That is a tough one, you want to really help a lot of people but that would be spread thin in a hurry. I think finding a family that is going through a hard time and buying school supplies for the kids and groceries for them would be about the best thing I could think of.

  2. Joy says:

    I think I’d donate it to the school for kids who need a hand or to our local food bank. I know I’d keep it local and I’d help Kimball first.

  3. mssc54 says:

    I would go to one of the local food banks and ask them what groceries for a family of four would look like. Then I would figure out how many families I could feed. Then I would go to a few local churches to ask them if they know of any of their congregants who have fallen on hard times. Then I would go out and purchase the groceries and bring them to the various churches. I may even stipilate “young children.”

  4. Sue says:

    I would also go to the local food shelf. I would give them the cash so they could buy what is needed most. During one food drive, the director told us that cash is great b/c they get to go to the big food distributors and buy in bulk for pennies compared to what we buy it at in the store.

    • mssc54 says:

      GREAT IDEA SUE. I was thinking that just giving the cash to the food banks that a portion of the money would go to “administrative” fees and that if I did all the work (personally) I would be able to buy just a little more.

  5. Phyllis says:

    I’d hit as many sales as possible and take supplies and food to the shelters. They’re always in need of stuff. Then I’d stay and help with dinner and distribution.

  6. Nikki says:

    Help a family in need….clothes, food etc.

  7. mssc54 says:

    ADOPT A SCHOOL!

    I was on my phone when I made my original comment so I limited myself on what I was going to post. Now that I’m at my pc I want to add a bit more.

    Many of you know that our son-in-law was KIA in Afghanistan back on Feburary 19, 2007. I wrote about it a good deal on my Blog. Feel free to Google SGT BUDDY JAMES HUGHIE or here’s a link http://mssc54.wordpress.com/our-american-hero/

    Any way Buddy was an Army combat medic and volunteered to go on ALL the missions into the villages to innoculate thousands of children. Buddy really had a heart for the people of Afghanistan (especially the children). After Buddy’s death the Army established a Forwrd Operating Base named in his honor (FOB HUGHIE).

    I have been considering adopting a school near FOB HUGHIE. But I’m not sure what all that would involve. I would hate to say I was going to do something and not be able to follow through with doing what needs to be done. Perhaps if I had one thousand dollars hard cash in my hands I might buy some school supplies for the Afghanie children too.

  8. kweenmama says:

    This time of year I would provide Christmas for a family in need.

  9. SKL says:

    Yes, this is a tough question, especially nowadays. There are so many immediate needs but also long-term needs. Maybe I’d split it up. Give some for immediate relief for a local family so they can have some kind of Christmas, some to a charity in a place like Haiti that is currently suffering through an extremely difficult crisis, some to a trustworthy organization that will used it toward literacy education for needy kids, and the rest to a homeless shelter/soup kitchen.

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